STATEMENT: Federal and Provincial Early Childhood Educators announcements positive for post-secondary in BC

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September 5, 2018 | Vancouver, BCGeorge Davison, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC, comments on this afternoon’s announcement by the Provincial and Federal government:

“Today’s announcements give more students the opportunity to become educators themselves, and builds on the partnership of the provincial and federal government to expand availability and affordability of post-secondary education across BC. The coupling of BC’s historic childcare plan with investment from both levels of government to expand access and affordability of public post-secondary early childhood education programs is exactly the boost our economy and society needs. Students, families, and communities will benefit from the connection between learning opportunities and local employment since 80% of future jobs will require post-secondary education. The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC commends both levels of government on the measures announced today that mean more people across BC will be able to pursue their dream of providing education for children across BC.”

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Facts on post-secondary early childhood education

• Today’s announcement builds on additional early-childhood educator seats at post-secondary institutions across BC:

30 seats | College of the Rockies

24 seats | Selkirk College

24 seats | Vancouver Island University

12 seats | University of the Fraser Valley

24 seats | North Island College

12 seats | College of New Caledonia

72 seats | University of British Columbia

24 seats | Langara College

Total = 222 seats

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George Davison is available to comment on today’s announcement.

Contact Nicole Seguin: Mobile 604-831-6684 | Email nseguin@fpse.ca

About FPSE

The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC teaching universities, colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, represented by Presidents' Council and the Executive, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff at 18 public and 12 private sector institutions.